"After reading a bunch of blogs on internet, Varanasi was one of my bucket-listed place where i was desperate to visit.
Though at first i thought of riding my bike all the way to Varanasi, winters in Delhi make you realize that its not something you just turn-up and start riding.
Just a week before i began, i booked my tickets for round trip.(NDLS-MUV superfast Exp). And a week passed on a blink in excitement. Soon i was waiting at the New-Delhi Railway station hoping for my train to be on time. As usual train arrived 4hr late at Manduadih station at about 2pm on 20th Dec.
Having no clue about places and with no pre-booking of my stay i stood jumbled at Auto/Rickshaw drivers asking me where do i want to go........with a little knowledge of Dashashwamedh Ghat being ideal place for evening Aarti, i googled my way way to it and started walking(About 4kms ). Just few steps away from Dashashwamedh ghat took a room (Hotel MRK) economically good with decent facilities.
At about 4 in the evening i was at the Ghat for the Aarti, knowing that it would start at 6, i thought of taking a Boat ride along Ganges.